In the Future: A Sketch in Ten Chapters

TitleIn the Future: A Sketch in Ten Chapters
Year for Search1875
Date Published[1875]
PublisherPtd. by G.S. Jealous
Place PublishedHampstead, Eng.
Annotation

Flawed utopia. London has broad, straight, clean streets, no pollution, and good housing, but it is gradually revealed that this is the result of authoritarianism under a foreign king after a war and revolution. The eutopia is a very dull place. Women are in two castes, outdwellers who are free and indwellers who are veiled; men prefer the latter. All religion has been abolished, and this is the main theme of the novel, which depicts the struggles of believers to live in the kingdom and escape from it. Ireland and Russia are Christian and not part of the kingdom. Anti-Semitic.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Arno Press, 1975; and in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 1: 67-146. Editor’s notes, 65, 349-54

Info Notes

A note says it was written in 1867 with minor revisions in 1868. The copy at the British Library has only sixty-six pages and six of the ten chapter, while listing the other four. 

Holding Institutions

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Full Text

[1875] In the Future: A Sketch in Ten Chapters. Hampstead, Eng.: Ptd. by G. S. Jealous. Rpt. New York: Arno Press, 1975; and in Late Victorian Utopias: A Prospectus. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 6 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009), 1: 67-146. Editor’s notes, 65, 349-54. A note says it was written in 1867 with minor revisions in 1868. 194 pp. The copy at the British Library has only sixty-six pages and six of the ten chapter, while listing the other four.  L, O, PSt

Flawed utopia. London has broad, straight, clean streets, no pollution, and good housing, but it is gradually revealed that this is the result of authoritarianism under a foreign king after a war and revolution. The eutopia is a very dull place. Women are in two castes, outdwellers who are free and indwellers who are veiled; men prefer the latter. All religion has been abolished, and this is the main theme of the novel, which depicts the struggles of believers to live in the kingdom and escape from it. Ireland and Russia are Christian and not part of the kingdom. Anti-Semitic.